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story but not unique. those here at the san francisco call center of the california poison control system have heard it often. especially this time of year. >> we get them almost every year where people go out, picking wild mushrooms. and wind up picking these deadly mushrooms and wind up in the hospital very sick. and intensive care, with a failing liver. >> reporter: the only treatments says katherine meyer is supportive care and a liver transplant if that can be gotten. >> for people who are considering eating wild mushrooms, i would have to say that it's really abad idea. >> reporter: well, consider this, there are some 4,000 to 5,000 known species of mushrooms. 50 to 100 are known poisonous and the rest? well, that's the chance you take. >> if you don't know the species' name and how the proper identification with the spore print, no. you should not be picking the wild mushrooms. >> reporter: the placer county sheriff's office calls it a tragic accident. and refers questions to the state department of social services which says it's looking into the matter. don knapp, cbs 5. a
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